Jim Loscutoff, third from left, huddles with Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach (left), before an NBA basketball game on March 28, 1963. From left, coach Auerbach, Frank Ramsey, Loscutoff, Bill Russell, Tom Heinsohn and Bob Cousy.
Jim Loscutoff, third from left, huddles with Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach (left), before an NBA basketball game on March 28, 1963. From left, coach Auerbach, Frank Ramsey, Loscutoff, Bill Russell, Tom Heinsohn and Bob Cousy. The Associated Press file
Jim Loscutoff, third from left, huddles with Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach (left), before an NBA basketball game on March 28, 1963. From left, coach Auerbach, Frank Ramsey, Loscutoff, Bill Russell, Tom Heinsohn and Bob Cousy. The Associated Press file
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Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

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